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Old 03-21-2012, 04:48 PM
 
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I went to the Mitt Romney town hall in the Baltimore area (Arbutus) today and have a few notes on the experience:

1) Mitt Romney is a genuinely nice guy. In person, he really does give off the air of a regular guy, not a mega-millionaire. The media portrayal of Romney is way off base.

2) Mitt Romney's message was well thought-out and straight to the point. Romney does not appeal to emotions in the slightest. He's a solutions guy, not someone who feels the need to pull heartstrings to get your vote.

3) The crowd consisted of every walk of life. I was surprised at the number of black people in the crowd. I was not, however, surprised by the number of women in the crowd. I also was not surprised by the number of young people in the crowd. Democrats have made the assumption that "disaffected" constituencies are in the bag. Judging from today's crowd, that doesn't seem to be the case at all.

4) I'm convinced that when (not if) Romney is side by side Obama on the debate stage, he has exactly what it takes to put forth a solid, factual, and appealing alternative to the President. The contrast between the two will be unmistakable, and I believe his message will resonate.

Romney For America signs will be in my yard from this point forward. He's not perfect, but he can and will beat Barack Obama.
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:58 PM
 
Location: Chicagoland
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I went to the Mitt Romney town hall in the Baltimore area (Arbutus) today and have a few notes on the experience:

1) Mitt Romney is a genuinely nice guy. In person, he really does give off the air of a regular guy, not a mega-millionaire. The media portrayal of Romney is way off base.

2) Mitt Romney's message was well thought-out and straight to the point. Romney does not appeal to emotions in the slightest. He's a solutions guy, not someone who feels the need to pull heartstrings to get your vote.

3) The crowd consisted of every walk of life. I was surprised at the number of black people in the crowd. I was not, however, surprised by the number of women in the crowd. I also was not surprised by the number of young people in the crowd. Democrats have made the assumption that "disaffected" constituencies are in the bag. Judging from today's crowd, that doesn't seem to be the case at all.

4) I'm convinced that when (not if) Romney is side by side Obama on the debate stage, he has exactly what it takes to put forth a solid, factual, and appealing alternative to the President. The contrast between the two will be unmistakable, and I believe his message will resonate.

Romney For America signs will be in my yard from this point forward. He's not perfect, but he can and will beat Barack Obama.
I went to an event in Rockford on Sunday. Met Mitt, shook his hand, got to ask him some questions...he is very easy to talk to.

His wife is a REAL class act, too.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:23 PM
 
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Yeah nothing but rave reviews about that event. Unfortunately I couldn't make it - too busy working to pay for O'Malley and Obama's government (payoff) programs.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:40 PM
 
Location: Florida
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I like Mitt Romney. I watch everything a candidate says and I hope he gets the nomination. Although the others have their strong points, Romney is the most balanced guy and I like the way he handles himself and I could go on and on but I won't.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:45 PM
 
Location: Pawnee Nation
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I bet he is a pretty good guy......outside of a major panderer, liar and flip flopper, he would probably be the best the GOP can dig up this time around.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:48 PM
 
Location: Chicago Area
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Seems to me that if he's your guy it's time to start pushing him to do more interviews on TV. I think his lack of screen time is a major downside for him at this point. It tends to make Americans feel like they don't really know the man at all.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:51 PM
 
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I bet he is a pretty good guy......outside of a major panderer, liar and flip flopper, .......
Are you talking about Obama,...or Romney?

Everything you said has been done by Obama.
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Old 03-21-2012, 06:52 PM
 
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I went to the Mitt Romney town hall in the Baltimore area (Arbutus) today and have a few notes on the experience:

1) Mitt Romney is a genuinely nice guy. In person, he really does give off the air of a regular guy, not a mega-millionaire. The media portrayal of Romney is way off base.

2) Mitt Romney's message was well thought-out and straight to the point. Romney does not appeal to emotions in the slightest. He's a solutions guy, not someone who feels the need to pull heartstrings to get your vote.

3) The crowd consisted of every walk of life. I was surprised at the number of black people in the crowd. I was not, however, surprised by the number of women in the crowd. I also was not surprised by the number of young people in the crowd. Democrats have made the assumption that "disaffected" constituencies are in the bag. Judging from today's crowd, that doesn't seem to be the case at all.

4) I'm convinced that when (not if) Romney is side by side Obama on the debate stage, he has exactly what it takes to put forth a solid, factual, and appealing alternative to the President. The contrast between the two will be unmistakable, and I believe his message will resonate.

Romney For America signs will be in my yard from this point forward. He's not perfect, but he can and will beat Barack Obama.
Good to hear this.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:22 PM
 
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I bet he is a pretty good guy......outside of a major panderer, liar and flip flopper, he would probably be the best the GOP can dig up this time around.
Obama is not in the GOP.
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Old 03-21-2012, 07:27 PM
 
Location: Florida
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Obama is not in the GOP.
Of that is right. Obama is the party of the jack***.
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